Hello, and welcome to the Disarmament and International Security committee! My name is Nora Heidel and it is an honor to be serving as your Chair for the Hofstra Model United Nations Conference!
I am currently a Sophomore at Hofstra University, with a double major in Anthropology and Criminology. Originally from Connecticut. I joined Model UN during my Freshman of high school due to an interest in international affairs. I grew to love it and continued with Model UN for the rest of my high school career. I have attended conferences hosted by Yale University and the University of Connecticut among others, and served on the secretariat of our high school conference. This is my first year participating in Hofstra Model UN. Apart from Model UN, I am an active member of other clubs here at Hofstra including the anthropology club and the crew team. My main non-academic interests involve running and listening to music.I am very excited to be serving as Chair for DISEC, as these types of issues are some of my favorite to discuss. For this conference, we will be examining space disarmament and global maritime piracy for these are pressing issues that the international community is facing today. I hope that these topics prove to be challenging and stimulating for you. I encourage you to utilize the background guide as a starting point for your research, and then to delve deeper into these topics. If you have any questions at all about the committee please do not hesitate to email me. I am very excited to meet all of you and I hope that you have a great conference!